First Base WAR Rankings

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Our Player Rankings are based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and a combination of career, short and long peak performance, prime performance, and performance during championship seasons.

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Our formula that combines career, peak, prime, and championship WAR.

WAR
Career Wins Above Replacement.

WAR7
Top 7 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

WAR5C
Best 5 consecutive seasons by Wins Above Replacement.

WAR3
Top 3 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

CHWAR
Wins Above Replacement in pennant-winning seasons.

RANK PLAYER HOF FROM TO SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 CHWAR
1 Lou Gehrig Y 1923 1939 446.3 114.1 67.8 47.2 31.8 57.1
2 Albert Pujols N 2001 2020 424.9 100.8 61.7 44.6 27.6 22.3
3 Jimmie Foxx Y 1925 1945 380.2 93.1 59.5 43.0 28.6 19.6
4 Jeff Bagwell Y 1991 2005 350.3 79.9 48.3 34.5 23.4 0.0
5 Johnny Mize Y 1936 1953 337.9 71.3 48.8 34.2 22.4 6.9
6 Hank Greenberg Y 1930 1947 324.8 55.7 47.7 33.8 22.5 24.1
7 Frank Thomas Y 1990 2008 322.2 73.8 45.1 31.8 21.1 0.0
8 Miguel Cabrera N 2003 2020 304.9 69.5 44.7 33.6 22.0 7.7
9 Todd Helton N 1997 2013 301.7 61.8 46.5 37.4 25.0 4.5
10 Willie McCovey Y 1959 1980 294.4 64.5 44.8 32.5 21.6 1.9
11 Jim Thome Y 1991 2012 293.6 72.9 41.6 26.9 20.8 11.4
12 Joey Votto N 2007 2020 292.3 62.0 46.1 30.9 22.2 0.0
13 Dick Allen N 1963 1977 284.6 58.8 45.9 31.6 24.9 0.0
... HOF 1st Basemen Y ... ... 280.8 63.2 42.9 30.9 21.2 12.9
14 Eddie Murray Y 1977 1997 278.1 68.7 38.9 28.7 19.2 13.9
15 George Sisler Y 1915 1930 274.0 54.0 47.2 37.1 25.3 0.0
16 Keith Hernandez N 1974 1990 273.5 60.3 41.1 28.6 20.5 5.5
17 John Olerud N 1989 2005 261.9 58.1 39.0 27.2 21.0 11.0
18 Will Clark N 1986 2000 257.4 56.5 36.0 28.2 20.4 8.6
19 Harmon Killebrew Y 1954 1975 253.0 60.4 38.1 25.6 18.6 4.3
20 Bill Terry Y 1923 1936 250.3 55.8 41.4 29.7 21.0 3.8
21 Tony Perez Y 1964 1986 249.2 54.0 36.5 28.0 19.1 17.6
22 Fred McGriff N 1986 2004 246.2 52.6 36.0 26.6 18.1 3.1
23 Rafael Palmeiro N 1986 2005 244.9 71.9 38.8 26.3 18.9 0.0
24 Mark Teixeira N 2003 2016 244.6 50.6 37.7 29.3 20.3 5.3
25 Mark McGwire N 1986 2001 242.8 62.2 41.9 29.8 20.4 12.0
26 Paul Goldschmidt N 2011 2020 239.2 43.1 40.3 31.0 21.0 0.0
27 Jason Giambi N 1995 2014 238.7 50.5 42.2 34.8 24.0 4.8
28 Norm Cash N 1958 1974 230.3 52.0 33.8 25.4 18.8 3.5
29 Don Mattingly N 1982 1995 228.7 42.4 35.7 28.8 19.9 0.0
30 Dolph Camilli N 1933 1945 227.2 43.2 39.2 27.9 19.3 6.8
31 David Ortiz N 1997 2016 227.0 55.3 35.0 25.0 17.4 15.0
32 Orlando Cepeda Y 1958 1974 224.2 50.1 34.5 23.5 18.1 12.9
33 Gil Hodges N 1943 1963 221.4 43.9 34.2 26.3 17.4 23.9
34 Carlos Delgado N 1993 2009 217.2 44.4 34.5 26.2 18.6 0.0
35 Frank Chance Y 1898 1914 216.0 45.8 35.7 29.1 18.9 18.2
36 Adrian Gonzalez N 2004 2018 214.6 43.6 33.7 25.8 18.2 0.0
37 Mark Grace N 1988 2003 204.8 46.4 29.6 19.8 13.9 2.4
38 Jack Fournier N 1912 1927 203.6 40.9 34.9 22.9 17.8 0.0
39 Pedro Guerrero N 1978 1992 201.5 34.3 31.9 26.8 20.2 3.6
40 Elbie Fletcher N 1934 1949 200.7 33.1 28.6 24.8 15.6 0.0
41 Freddie Freeman N 2010 2020 197.4 35.7 33.6 24.7 18.3 0.0
42 Cecil Cooper N 1971 1987 197.4 36.0 30.0 24.4 16.6 5.6
43 Steve Garvey N 1969 1987 192.0 38.1 28.3 22.9 14.4 15.3
44 Ed Konetchy N 1907 1921 191.3 46.3 30.7 22.4 15.0 2.8
45 Kevin Youkilis N 2004 2013 190.4 32.4 31.3 26.7 18.3 4.7
46 Boog Powell N 1961 1977 188.2 39.1 30.9 19.4 16.7 18.5
47 Anthony Rizzo N 2011 2020 187.0 33.5 30.8 24.2 17.1 5.5
48 Jose Abreu N 2014 2020 185.4 20.9 21.2 20.9 14.4 0.0
49 George Scott N 1966 1979 184.3 36.4 30.2 22.5 16.0 4.4
50 Bill White N 1956 1969 183.6 38.6 32.1 26.3 16.8 5.4
51 Ted Kluszewski N 1947 1961 179.5 32.3 29.2 25.1 18.1 0.0
52 Kent Hrbek N 1981 1994 176.4 38.4 27.4 19.9 14.1 6.7
53 Mickey Vernon N 1939 1960 172.6 34.5 25.4 15.8 14.6 0.0
54 Joe Harris N 1914 1928 172.0 26.3 23.7 17.3 12.3 6.5
55 Joe Judge N 1915 1934 171.4 46.9 26.5 16.9 12.0 6.8
56 Jim Bottomley Y 1922 1937 170.3 35.3 28.8 21.6 15.1 12.3
57 Fred Tenney N 1894 1911 170.2 43.9 28.6 19.2 14.5 5.4
58 Derrek Lee N 1997 2011 169.7 34.3 27.2 19.3 16.6 2.9
59 Harry Davis N 1895 1917 169.1 38.6 28.4 22.3 15.3 7.5
60 Frank McCormick N 1934 1948 168.2 34.8 28.3 19.8 17.1 11.0
61 Rudy York N 1934 1948 166.4 34.7 28.4 19.4 16.2 9.8
62 Phil Cavarretta N 1934 1955 161.0 34.6 25.2 20.3 14.7 6.8
63 Ferris Fain N 1947 1955 160.5 27.0 23.9 17.8 13.4 0.0
64 Hal Trosky N 1933 1946 159.8 30.5 28.3 21.0 15.1 0.0
65 Lu Blue N 1921 1933 157.9 36.7 27.9 16.7 14.1 0.0
66 Jake Daubert N 1910 1924 157.8 39.1 25.9 17.7 12.0 5.8
67 Andres Galarraga N 1985 2004 157.7 31.5 26.4 16.1 14.9 0.0
68 Ron Fairly N 1958 1978 156.2 35.2 23.9 16.3 12.3 8.3
69 Mike Hargrove N 1974 1985 154.6 30.3 24.2 17.1 12.5 0.0
70 Stuffy McInnis N 1909 1927 154.4 34.3 25.2 19.3 14.8 13.5
71 Carlos Santana N 2010 2020 152.3 30.5 25.8 16.7 12.9 3.2
72 George Burns N 1914 1929 149.5 34.2 25.2 16.0 15.0 0.1
73 Justin Morneau N 2003 2016 149.2 27.3 24.7 19.6 13.2 0.0
74 John Mayberry N 1968 1982 148.8 24.8 23.3 20.6 17.3 0.0
75 Joe Adcock N 1950 1966 148.3 33.5 23.9 15.3 12.5 1.4
76 Travis Hafner N 2002 2013 147.3 24.8 24.7 19.7 16.3 0.0
77 Carlos Pena N 2001 2014 147.3 25.1 24.1 20.1 15.4 5.1
78 Earl Torgeson N 1947 1961 147.2 32.9 23.7 15.3 13.5 3.5
79 Dan McGann N 1896 1908 147.1 34.1 26.7 16.7 14.4 4.9
80 Mo Vaughn N 1991 2003 144.9 27.0 27.1 22.1 15.5 0.0
81 Prince Fielder N 2005 2016 143.0 23.8 24.2 18.9 15.6 4.7
82 Wally Pipp N 1913 1928 142.8 31.4 23.5 15.3 12.1 8.5
83 Tino Martinez N 1990 2005 142.7 28.8 21.8 17.1 12.8 10.0
84 Bob Watson N 1966 1984 141.6 28.2 24.1 16.3 12.6 0.0
85 John Kruk N 1986 1995 139.4 25.0 22.8 17.3 13.6 4.7
86 Lee May N 1965 1982 139.4 27.1 21.9 17.2 12.6 1.5
87 Earl Sheely N 1921 1931 139.0 20.2 21.5 17.8 11.3 0.0
88 Wally Joyner N 1986 2001 138.0 35.7 23.5 15.8 11.6 0.0
89 Mike Sweeney N 1995 2010 136.7 24.7 21.7 18.7 13.5 0.0
90 George Kelly Y 1915 1932 136.3 25.2 23.9 18.7 12.4 14.9
91 Jason Thompson N 1976 1986 136.2 24.8 22.4 16.3 14.0 0.0
92 Roy Sievers N 1949 1965 134.5 25.6 22.8 17.3 11.9 0.0
93 Bill Skowron N 1954 1967 131.7 26.9 20.6 15.6 12.0 9.3
94 Zeke Bonura N 1934 1940 131.7 23.4 23.5 18.5 12.6 0.0
95 Ripper Collins N 1931 1941 131.1 23.5 22.4 18.2 13.9 10.4
96 Chris Chambliss N 1971 1988 130.5 27.4 20.4 14.7 10.5 9.6
97 Brandon Belt N 2011 2020 130.1 23.2 22.0 16.3 12.5 3.8
98 George McQuinn N 1936 1948 129.9 22.0 20.2 13.4 11.8 5.5
99 Paul Konerko N 1997 2014 128.1 27.6 21.4 12.5 11.6 4.0
100 Andre Thornton N 1973 1987 125.1 24.1 23.3 12.2 12.6 0.0